World War II

Republic Airport Marks Memorial Day With WWII Fighter Jet ReenactmentFor the crowds enjoying the Memorial Day reenactment, the reality of combat quickly sun in.
Survivor Recounts Horrors Of Holocaust, Vows To Keep Story AliveIt took Holocaust survivor Helen Terris 50 years to talk about the unspeakable horrors that destroyed her childhood, but she endures the pain of recounting those harrowing days.
Women Who Survived Horrific Experiences In Holocaust Bond At Long Island MuseumSeventy years ago Tuesday, Russian troops liberated the infamous Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Poland – giving the world its first glimpse of the atrocities committed against Jews and other minorities.
Queens Students Get Living History Lesson From Tuskegee Airman, Civil Rights FigureA lucky group of students in Queens received an extra-special living history lesson on Thursday.
LI WWII Veteran Awarded Purple Heart Decades After Fierce Battle With GermansA World War II veteran finally has the Purple Heart that he earned in a fierce and legendary battle against the Germans.
Video Captures Vandalism Of World War II Memorial In QueensA wreath adorned with small American flags are placed against the monument every Memorial Day -- and usually stay put for the year without having to be secured.
Local Communities Pause To Thank Veterans With Parades And CeremoniesAmerica celebrates the day with pomp and circumstance, and the playing of Taps. In Bloomfield people of all ages gathered to honor every veteran from every war or conflict, living or dead.
Elementary School Children Take Part In ‘Mail Call’ With Veterans DuringAn old tradition met a new generation on Long Island on Friday when a group of young school children met their pen pals.
New Jersey Couple Honored With Flag, Purple Heart For Service During World War IIA New Jersey couple received a special honor on Thursday, one that was decades in the making. The husband and wife were celebrated for their heroism in serving in World War II.
10 Things You Didn't Know About ChicagoMany know Chicago is known as "the Windy City" and Wrigley Field is one of America's oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.
Nearly 70 Years Later, NJ Vet Finally Receives Medals Earned In World War IIMacNair enlisted in the Army in 1941. He served first as a medic and later with the special forces as part of a glider operation. He vividly remembers a close call that he had in France.
55 World War II Veterans Take Honor Flight From L.I. To Memorial In Washington, D.C.Fifty-five World War II veterans were honored Saturday, after taking the Honor Flight from Long Island to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II memorial.